Samantha Hurst

Monzo Shares More Details About New Metal Card

Following the launch of its new premium accounts, UK digital banking group Monzo shared more details about its fist metal card, which is a feature of the accounts. As previously reported, the metal card is described as a single 16g sheet of steel, complete with… Read More

Buy Now Pay Later Provider Klarna Forms New Partnership With GameStop

  Payment processing platform Klarna announced on Monday it has formed a new partnership with video game retailer, GameStop.  This news comes just days after Klarna announced its partnership with Etsy. While sharing details about the partnership,  David Sykes, Head of U.S. at Klarna, stated: “Recognizing… Read More

Update: e-Money Institution Ziglu Set to Close Seedrs Round With More Than £2.9 Million Raised

FCA authorized e-Money Institution Ziglu is set to close its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs with more than £2.9 million raised. The funding round was launched last month and quickly secured its initial £1 million funding target. The campaign also attracted over 1100 Seedrs investors…. Read More

iCapital Network Appoints Marco Bizzozero & Tom Slocock to Accelerate European & Asian Expansions

  iCapital Network, a fintech providing access to alternative investments, announced on Monday it has appointed Marco Bizzozero and Tom Slocock to Accelerate its Expansion in Europe and Asia.  iCapital reported that Bizzozero will join iCapital on December 1st as Head of International and a… Read More

Swiss Fundraising Tech Platform RaiseNow Secures CHF 5.4 Million Through Series A+ Funding Round Led By Six Fintech Ventures

RaiseNow, an online charitable giving technology provider, recently announced it secured CHF 5.4 Million through its Series A+ funding round, which was led by SIX Fintech Ventures, with existing investor PostFinance and individual investors participating in the round. Founded in 2015, the RaiseNow platform supports… Read More

PrimaryBid Secures $50 Million Through Series B Investment Round

PrimaryBid, an online funding platform that enables investors to gain access to placings of AIM-listed companies, it secured $50 million through its Series B investment round. According to PrimaryBid,  the investment follows a period of growth in 2020, which includes the platform offering retail investors… Read More

Update: Money Saving Mobile App Snoop Set to close Seedrs Campaign With Nearly £5.7 Million Raised

  Snoop, a UK-based smart money mobile app, is set to close its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs with nearly £5.7 million raised. The funding round launched last month and originally sought to raise £5 million. It has so far attracted more than 1400 Seedrs… Read More

BitTorrent Announces Acquisition of Live Streaming Platform DLive

BitTorrent, Inc., a peer-to-peer protocols and products firm, recently announced it is set to acquire live streaming platform DLive.tv and migrate all BitTorrent related services to one unified ecosystem named BitTorrent X. According to BitTorrent, BitTorrent X “represents” the transformation of the BitTorrent platform. “BitTorrent… Read More

Crowdcube Milestone: UK Equity Crowdfunding Platform Celebrates One Million Members

Crowdcube, one of the leading UK investment crowdfunding platforms, recently announced it has celebrated a  new milestone: now having one million members. The funding portal reported its community has made more than 800,000 investments, with £1 billion having been invested in campaigns. Founded in 2010,… Read More

Business Insurtech Coterie Announces Partnership Intuit Quickbooks

Coterie, a U.S.-based commercial insurtech, recently announced it has formed a new partnership with Intuit QuickBooks to deliver business insurance to QuickBooks customers through the QuickBooks Online small business platform. This news comes right now after Intuit Quickbook announced its collaboration with Next Insurance. Coterie… Read More

Update: @pizza Set to Close Crowdcube Round With Nearly £1.2 Million Raised

@Pizza, a UK-based pizza brand, is set to close its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube with nearly £1.2 million raised from more than 1300 Crowdcube investors. The funding round was launched last month and quickly secured its initial £820,000 funding target. As previously reported, @Pizza… Read More

UK Mobile Banking App Hoddle Announces Beta Launch

  Hoddle, a UK-based mobile banking app, announced recently announced it has made it’s beta launch debut. Founded in 2018, Hoddle describes itself as a banking app that helps users save money and “bank better.” The app connects existing accounts using open banking to gain… Read More

Digital Asset Securities Platform Vault12 Unveils Digital Inheritance

Vault12, a U.S.based personal digital asset security platform, announced on Thursday the launch of its Digital Inheritance offering. Vault12 claims that Digital Inheritance is the first solution suitable for all kinds of assets to offer a direct and secure way to ensure digital assets can… Read More

Openfinance Securities Receives FINRA Approval for Updated Digital Securities Alternative Trading System (ATS)

Openfinance Securities, LLC, the Broker-Dealer and ATS behind the Openfinance digital securities trading platform, announced on Friday it has received approval for digital securities trading enhancements to its membership agreement with FINRA, relying upon the SEC’s recent Staff no-action letter clearing Openfinance’s digital ATS business… Read More

Brazilian SME Online Lender BizCapital Announces Additional $3 Million Investment Through Series B Funding Round

BizCapital, a Brazil-based SME online lending platform, announced on Friday it secured an additional $3 million through its Series B, bringing the investment round’s total amount to $15 million. The new funds come from Netherlands-based social impact investor Oikocredit. As previously reported, BizCapital provides online… Read More

Nordic Challenger Bank Lunar Reportedly Raises €40 Million Through Series C Funding Round

Nordic challenger bank Lunar has reportedly secured €40 million through its Series C funding round. The latest round of funding comes just months after Lunar raised an additional €20 million through its extended Series B, bringing the funding round’s total amount to €46 million raised…. Read More

Penta Teams Up With Raisin to Introduce Overnight & Term Deposits From WeltSparen

  Digital banking group Penta announced on Thursday it has teamed up with Raisin to introduce overnight and term depots from WeltSparen. Penta reported that the partnership will enable better interest rates on business accounts for its customers, which is now more than 22,000 small… Read More

Crypto Exchange Bitstamp Appoints Julian Sawyer As New CEO

Bitstamp, a Luxembourg based cryptocurrency exchange, announced on Thursday it has appointed Julian Sawyer as its new CEO. Sawyer will take over the position from Bitstamp’s Founder, Nejc Kodrič, who will notably remain a “integral” part of the crypto exchange and has transitioned to a… Read More

StreetShares Secures $10 Million Through Latest Funding Round

Financing small businesses lender StreetShares announced on Thursday it secured $10 million through its latest investment round, which involved funding from Motley Fool Ventures, Ally Ventures (the strategic investment arm of Ally Financial), and individual fintech angel investors. Founded in 2013, StreetShares describes itself as America’s… Read More

Cap Table Platform For Hyper-Growth Startups Pulley Raises $10 Million Through Series A Investment Round Led By Stripe

Pulley, a U.S.-based cap table platform for hyper-growth startups, announced on Wednesday it raised $10 million through its Series A investment round, which was led by Stripe, with participation from General Catalyst, Caffeinated Capital, 8VC, Combine and Hustle Fund. Founded in 2019, Pulley’s mission is… Read More

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